Grant Line Road to close for 4 months
by Glenn Moore
May 24, 2013 | 8063 views | 8 8 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A detour route along Paradise Road is shown around the construction area on Grant Line Road.   Map courtesy City of Tracy Development and Engineering department
A detour route along Paradise Road is shown around the construction area on Grant Line Road. Map courtesy City of Tracy Development and Engineering department
A $12.7 million construction project will close a 1.5-mile section of Grant Line Road between MacArthur Drive and Paradise Road for four months starting Tuesday, May 28.

Paul Verma, senior civil engineer for the city of Tracy, said crews will be widening the roadway to six lanes and installing new underground utilities along the section of road on the northeast side of town.

Verma said the work, by Knife River Construction of Stockton, will include a host of underground improvements, such as 7-foot-diameter storm drains and new sewers, water and gas pipes and electrical lines.

Traffic signals and landscaping will finish the revamped roadway.

The road improvements are going in near a fulfillment center under construction for Inc. off Chrisman Road and a new animal shelter slated for construction in 2014 at the corner of Grant Line and Paradise roads.

During construction, traffic will detour north on MacArthur Drive and Paradise Road to Pescadero Avenue.

Residents and business within the construction zone will be allowed to pass through the area.

Businesses on Chrisman Road north of the Union Pacific Railroad lines will have a street detour to gain access.

“We have put three warning signs and detour signs letting drivers know,” Verma said. “There are so many existing utilities in the area it will take some time to sort them out.”

The road will reopen and traffic will alternate lanes as soon as the first layer of asphalt is down, which is expected for the end of September.

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May 29, 2013


What has happened to "The Tracy Press" ? ? ? sad..... :-(
May 29, 2013
Maybe it costs too much money paying for lost lawsuits?

Why does a newspaper feel the need to blur the lines of journalism and go into law business?

I could only guess the lawyer that convinced them down that slippery slope made off with all their money.

They made every effort to sniff out a story and never produced anything from it.

Never even bothered to disclose how much they paid their lawyer. Ironically they went after an issue of full disclosure.

Seems hypocritical, if you ask me.

I guess it was a LOT if it cost them a family newspaper.

I guess Jon was laid off already? Anyone hear?
May 27, 2013
Typically a big business like amazon have a schedule. The city can't have any delays. Days lost = money lost. We'll see. Sneaky might be right.
May 26, 2013
MrSycamore, you'd be throwing your money away on a suckers bet. Sneaky's nose knows the deal. About four more of round-a-bouts are planned to go in on 11th Street in the very near and real future.
May 24, 2013
Get rid of that RIDICULOUS round-a-bout while you're at it!!!
May 28, 2013
Agreed. It's soooooooo stupid. I see near accidents every time I have to head to Manteca/Modesto. Just plain dumb.
May 24, 2013
I would bet $1000 that it will end up being more than four months.
May 24, 2013
Ill take that bet!

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